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American Civil War--Battle of Vicksburg

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin F. Miller papers

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1044
Scope and Contents Commendation for the 124th Illinois Infantry. Three colored drawings, with patriotic themes, done by a soldier in the 124th during the Siege of Vicksburg. A Gospel of Saint Matthew given to him while in the army.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864

Daniel R. Smith papers

 Collection — Box 81
Identifier: MS-SC1416
Scope and Contents Letters to family in Iowa discuss camp life, regimental activities, news of the war, interactions with other regiments and civilians, activity while at New Madrid, Mo. including frequent confiscation from those abetting the Confederacy, and battles at Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Letter, Sept 7, 1861 gives his reasons why he believes Col Wm. Worthington is a "secesh sympathizer" and states that if he leads them into "an engagement I am of the opinion that by accident he will be...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864

Francis R. Baker memoir

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: MS-SC69
Scope and Contents Consists of a typewritten memoir, with diary excerpts, of Francis R. Baker's experiences in the Union Army in Mississippi and Georgia during the American Civil War. Baker, of Muskingum County, Ohio, served as a Private in Company C, 78th Ohio Infantry. The memoir includes descriptions of the battles at Raymond and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Atlanta campaign and Sherman's march to the sea. The memoir is undated, the dates are inferred from the content of the memoir. The memoir was...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865

Francis W. Tupper letters and diaries

 Collection — Box 92
Identifier: MS-SC1565
Scope and Contents Letters to parents in Minooka, Illinois discuss camp life, daily occurrences, fellow soldiers, skirmishes, battles, news and business at home. Discuss Benton Barracks, Mo., Vicksburg, Corinth, Memphis, Rome, Georgia and the Officers General Hospital at Beaufort, SC. where he was treated. Two from New York where he went after leaving the hospital. Diary kept routinely and more detailed, 1862-1863, but only sporadically in 1864.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

George O. Smith, "Brief History of the 17th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry"

 Collection — Box 81
Identifier: MS-SC1419
Scope and Contents History of his regiment written for his children and grandchildren for Christmas 1913. Recounts the organization, election of officers, the departure ceremony, their first weeks as soldiers, battles at Fredricktown, Missouri, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, troop movements, and personal anecdotes.
Dates: Created: December 25, 1913

Henry H. Pearson papers

 Collection — Box 101
Identifier: MS-SC1704
Scope and Contents Letters, 1861-1865, concerning Pearson's service with the 6th Massachusetts and the 6th New Hampshire Infantries. Writes to his family concerning life in the military, his feelings on superiors and news of the day, and personal matters. Diaries, April 1861 - May 1864, briefly cover movements of his unit and other news. Also includes his commission as captain and a letter written to his family after his death concerning his service record.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

Johnson Family papers

Identifier: MS-SC4029
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence of the family between 1861 and 1876. Much of the correspondence is written by William L. Johnson to his family during his Civil War soldiers, regarding life and travel in the military and his health as well as the health of his fellow soldiers. He also writes of several battles, including action in the campaigns at Vicksburg and Atlanta. Other letters are written to or by Walter, Wade, Benjamin, and Leo Johnson, and several are written after the end of the...
Dates: 1861 - 1876

Sylvanus Cadwallader reminiscences

Identifier: MS-BC91
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of Cadwallader's book includes notes, changes and the chapters that were deleted in the published work. The manuscript covers the war including the Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, the actions of Army of the Potomac, the meeting of Grant and Lincoln at City Point, Grant and Sherman planning strategy and Grant and Lee at Appomattox. It often gives Grant's opinions as well as Cadwallader's of other generals, including Sherman, Sheridan and McClernand. It includes...
Dates: Created: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1929

Z. Payson Shumway papers

 Collection — Box 79
Identifier: MS-SC1388
Scope and Contents Approximately 50 letters and two diaries. Letters to his girlfriend and then wife, Hattie, give a detailed and vivid description of the war both in camp and in battle. They are also very personal, giving his feelings about what he experiences and sees, his feelings for Hattie and trying to reassure and soothe her fears for him. His letters are sent from Missouri, Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing, Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. After the battle at Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh), he writes to "let you...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864